Now Showing

No Witness

Thursday, May 1st – Sunday, June 1st

Directed by Mary Pat Sieck

A new play with music, this darkly poignant piece charts the uphill climb of local mobster Sam Giancana from the son of poor immigrant parents in Chicago’s “Little Sicily” toa billionaire entrepreneur and the ultimate successor of Al Capone. No Witness explores one man’s journey as he negotiates the power struggles and betrayals within the mob, the adoration and neglect of his family, and the unquenchable thirst for power that led to lucrative deals with the most powerful people of his time – and to his assassination in his Oak Park home. Written by Chicago playwright Ted May, Artistic Director Mary Pat Sieck takes the helm of this World Premiere.

This production is NOT recommended for students under the age of 14.

Tickets for all shows:
General Admission: $25 Seniors (60+): $22 Group Rate (8 or more): $20 Students – $15



SATURDAYS – MAY 3RD, 10TH, 17TH, 24TH AND 31st @ 8PM


Go, Dog, Go!

Saturday, March 15th – Sunday, April 6th

Directed by Nicole Raidl
Musical Direction / Accompanist: David Kornfeld

Kristi Parker-Barnhart, Travis Barnhart, J. Preddie Predmore, Sharayah Kay, John Robinson, Wesley Schilling

Adapted by Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz
Adapted from the book Go, Dog, Go! by P.D. Eastman
Music Composed by Michael Koerner
“Do You Like My Hat?” lyrics by Michael Koerner

“Do you ever wonder what dogs do all day? Based on the Timeless book by P.D. Eastman,
you are about to find out it’s not all naps and walks! Discover a joyous world where
dogs throw parties, go to work and even drive cars. The spirit of the book is brought
to life in a whirl of color and music that will remind children and adults alike that
fun is found in everything we do.

Saturdays: March 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 2014 at 10:30am and 1:30pm
Sundays: March 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 2014 at 1:30pm

General Admission – $16
Seniors (60+) – $13
Children (12 and under) – $9

For Tickets or Information: 708.342.0810

Saturday, March 15 at 10:30 am
Saturday, March 15 at 1:30 pm
Sunday, March 16 at 1:30 pm

Saturday, March 22 at 10:30 am
Saturday, March 22 at 1:30 pm
Sunday, March 23 at 1:30 pm

Saturday, March 29 at 10:30 am
Saturday, March 29 at 1:30 pm
Sunday, March 30 at 1:30 pm

Saturday, April 5 at 10:30 am
Saturday, April 5 at 1:30 pm
Sunday, April 6 at 1:30 pm

The League of Improv Heroes!

Fridays, March 14th, 21st, and 28th at 8:00pm

Here to help Chicagoans everywhere come out of the cold and into the comedy!

Featuring Second City teachers, Alumnae, and some of the lovely ladies of The Spew, including: Jack Bronis (Director), Randy Craig, Mary Olivieri, Mary Fahey Hughes and Lynda Shadrake.

SEE THEM take ordinary everyday people and turn them into hilarious characters certain to embarrass you and your friends!

WATCH THEM redefine the meaning of “making a scene” by actually making a scene!

JOIN THEM in laughing at the sublime and ridiculous, no wait! They ARE the sublime and ridiculous! So you can just laugh at them! It’ll be the best $15 you’ll ever spend! (And hey…cheaper than a movie!) Rated PG-13.

Dates, Times and Tickets Prices:
Friday, March 14 from 8pm – 10pm All Tickets $15
Friday, March 21 from 8pm – 10pm All Tickets $15
Friday, March 28 from 8pm – 10pm All Tickets $15

Doug MacDonald & ReOrganized Quartet

Fridays, April 4th at 8:00pm

Open Door Music
along with media sponsor
90.9fm WDCB
are pleased to welcome back

Guitarist Doug MacDonald
Dan Thatcher – Bass
Ben Scholz – Drums
featuring vocalist Linda Solotaire

performing in support of his latest release “ReOrganized Quartet”



“…a fine bop-based guitarist in the tradition of 
Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, and Joe Pass.” 
~ Scott Yanow, JazzTimes Magazine

Doug MacDonald’s 11th recording project, Doug MacDonald’s ReORGANized Quartet(Blujazz Records), was the culmination of almost a year’s work by MacDonald ascomposer and leader, “realizing a goal to write more for this ensemble and getit out there,” he said. MacDonald announced the revival of the organ quartet in 2012 with a first appearance at the LAX Jazz Club, referring to therevitalization of the original (1997) group as “re-organizing.” The recording and the launch appearance have led to ongoing performances for the group and for the versatile guitarist within his other working configurations—the trio and the now well established 13-member “Jazz Coalition.”

Live performances over time have included the usual A-Z list of both here and gone legendary associations: Stan Getz, George Shearing, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Brown, Buddy Rich, Dave McKenna, Scott Hamilton, Richard Groove Holmes, Jack McDuff, Bobby Vinton, Ray Charles and Rosemary Clooney, plus fellow guitarists Joe Pass and Herb Ellis. He has recorded with Ross Tompkins, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna, Hank Jones, Jack Sheldon, Bob Cooper, Art Hillary, Johnny Kirkwood, Plas Johnson, Snooky Young, Bill Holman, the Clayton/Hamilton JazzOrchestra, Lorez Alexandria and Ray Anthony, among others.

Linda Solotaire is a vocalist, band leader and curator. She has performed at the Open Door Theater many times, is one of our Artistic Associates, and curates our ongoing Music Concert Series. You can learn more about her here:

Friday, April 4 from 8pm – 10pm GA Tickets $15, Seniors/Students $13

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